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Choogle On with Uncle Weed

Head out with Uncle Weed on cannabis-inspired adventures, spontaneous commentary, and eclectic sounds from around the world. Anecdotes and observations include: public policy, transportation, economics, architecture, entrepreneurship and cannabis culture and discourse about harm reduction, environment, international travel and foreign affairs. Usually recorded on-the-go, Uncle Weed invites a wide smattering of curious pals and strangers into his hi-jinks and conversation.

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Feb 28, 2019 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Beginning with a static-y 1996 AM radio interview during a power outage, then checking in from a goat farm in Japan, then a tiny tiny isle in Indonesia, Uncle Weed weaves hempen stories and personal anecdotes about life on this remote USA “territory” including: selling hemp bags at Jeff’s Pirate Cove, advocating for legalization of cannabis in all forms, weird jobs (and quitting same), and current situation as Grassroots activists seek to fulfil will of voters for medical and recreational...
Topics: Guam, grassroots, Chamorro, Micronesia, colony, politics, activism, advocacy, Kelly Crain, AM...
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May 21, 2018 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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From SXSW 2008 – amidst sirens and Austin, Texas 6th St. street noise – comes an interview with filmmaker Erich Weiss premièring “Hori Smoku, Sailor Jerry” about the originator of contemporary tattoo-ing – and iconoclastic libertarian American – Norman Collins who combined Japanese technique, Polynesian traditions, and American motifs in Hawaii during WW2. The interview delves into the the “screwed, boozed (blued), and  tattooed” wild culture as a million sailors and...
Topics: Tattoo, Hawaii, WW2, Sailor Jerry, Don Ed Hardy, Norman Collins, sailors, soldiers, prostitutes,...
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Mar 19, 2018 Uncle Weed (dave olson)
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In-depth discussion with rock art photographer bev. davies including: hippie days with Neil Young and Joni (Anderson) Mitchell, shooting punk pioneers DOA and Subhumans, plus Motorhead in a park, David Bowie in a stadium, Brian Jonestown Massacre flipping off crowd. Also stories from backstage with Iron Maiden and Twisted Sister, Nardwuar collaborations, Duran Duran posing, and Vancouver venues. Plus insights about role of photographer as artist, conundrums of accreditation and access, reasons...
Topics: acdc, art,  bev davies,  cannabis,  choogle on,  clash,  commodore neil young,  david bowie,...
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Feb 13, 2018 Uncle Weed
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High in Jamaica, Uncle Weed visits Black Ras’ abundant mountain growfield to discuss “swamp weed” grown in morass versus “hard land weed” grown in volcanic soil with bat guano, plus varieties of ganja strains – both domestic and imported.  
Topics: uncleweed, uncle, weed, cannabis, marijuana, literature, ganja, weed, hemp, vancouver, walkabout,...
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Feb 9, 2013 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Visiting pal Hemp Ed in Pe Ell Washington, Uncle Weed gets up to date on the emerging and ambiguous regulatory framework for production, distribution and retailing of cannabis in the aftermath of Washington Initiative 502. Plus conversation on the state of industrial hemp, small scale growing operations, the impact of state-imported weed, and the role of the Liquor Control Board as arbiter – while smoking a joint in his medical experiment facility next to a cedar sauna. Episode blog post for...
Topics: weed, cannabis, 502, washington, washington state, marijuana, law, legalization
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Nov 1, 2011 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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After more banter about lobsters, reggae and food, Uncle Weed offers observations about music industry, taxi drivers, civic pride, pothole filling, corrupt government and cynicism, devalued currency, human potential, news of the day, Patois remix, ninja squirrel mongoose, Rasta culture, fireflies, coconuts, kids doing homework, bats catching mosquitos, meaning of goats, donkeys strolling, swimming (or lack thereof), varieties of crabs, Prime Minsterial hijinks, calling elections, cruise...
Topics: music, taxi drivers, civic pride, pothole filling, corrupt government, cynicism, devalued currency,...
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Oct 1, 2011 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Arriving in Little Bay, Jamaica into a hammock with a joint and beer, Uncle Weed documents surroundings including cabins, fisherman's bar, reggae music sound system, eating conch, mineral pool, sea swimming, and drinking all the Red Stripe in Little Bay. Then discusses Heroes' Day with locals around a campfire + Jamaica family, skills and abilities also rum drinking fishermen, tasty food, island culture, underground economies, ital food and schemes. Music Snippet: "Baba Boom Boom" by...
Topics: jamaica, travel, adventure, cannabis
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Oct 1, 2011 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Jamaican friend Nadine banters with Uncle Weed about Jamaica's national dishes and alias nicknames before gamely sharing her techniques for the unofficial people's favourite "jerk" along with a real-time example of a pork shoulder sizzling on a â ubiquitous and rugged â gas-can grill while sharing her tips for choosing the right cut and combinations of dry and wet spice concoctions. Episode blog post for: Jerk Grilling Master Class ~ Choogle On Jamaica Scheme #8 Music Snippets:...
Topics: cannabis, culture, ganja, ital, jamaica, rasta, travel, weed, jamaica scheme, uncleweed, dopefiend
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Oct 1, 2011 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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With scant days to go, Uncle Weed reflects on expectations, better realized â plus shares affection for kind people, the important of finding authenticity and supporting local economyâ all while embarking on final steps before leaving, including: visiting Mr. Lawrence, the lifeguard; packing up jerk spice and mango chutney; detailing the geometric woodwork in the Queen's Cottage's roof; plus mops up a few stories, chats about PM Michael Manley's Canadian ties, and dives into the sea... before...
Topics: cannabis, culture, ganja, ital, jamaica, rasta, travel, weed, jamaica scheme, uncleweed, dopefiend
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Oct 1, 2011 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Recollections from a wasp poison haze including fleeting messages delivered by film strip, endless fortune cookies and fuzzy memories from forgotten incidents. Plus the backstory about Leo of Little Bay and details of his colourful cabins, banter and rum on the tiny store's porch with Brodie, plus tales of bonfire ganja mechanics, fortified brownies, chillcuzi soak, cut foot and aloe vera rundown, amidst the chirps and croaks of frogs and crickets. Music Snippet: Toots Hibbert “Pomps and...
Topics: cannabis, culture, ganja, ital, jamaica, rasta, travel, weed, jamaica scheme
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Oct 1, 2011 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Catching up after a Heroes' Day trip to Negril, Uncle Weed discourses about the people, ganja, foods and animals of Jamaica with two pals whilst roasting down around a beachside campfire. Riffs include: handmade charcoal, mutton, ital food, meditation, daily life, kindness, big hearts, evil minds, daily life, community life, neighbourliness, ice cream from a tiny shop, bounteous land, curry goats, rice beans, and rootsy a capella singing. Music Snippet: "Born Jamaican" by The...
Topics: cannabis, culture, food, jamaica, travel, grassroots, rasta, ganja, cannabis, weed
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Oct 1, 2011 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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A Nyabinghi Order Rastafarian called Lion Claw testifies to Uncle Weed about defending against evil, liberation, redemption and freewill and recounts days-long sessions on his hand-carved drums en route to Zimbali bush retreat. Marko at the wheel passing through Old Hope (down the road from New Hope), he and Uncle Weed banter about his life on his evolving bush farm retreat plus local motorcycles, small beer shops, slowing humans down, traditional bush medicine, seasonal pineapples and...
Topics: travel, cannabis, food, culture, jamaica, rasta, weed, ital, ganja, uncleweed,
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Oct 1, 2011 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Now from the north side of Jamaica at Queen's Cottage, Uncle Weed recounts the aftermath of a wasp bite with recollections from 3 days in a daze including time with Leo of Little Bay, ganja trips with Fire and Foot, kayak to Bob Marley's swimming hole, and waking dreams with crickets and frogs soundtrack whilst surviving minor storms, enjoying aloe vera rubdowns, grabbing gossamer plotlines, and notes about food callioou, aki and salt fish, plantains, jerk chicken plus various observations of...
Topics: cannabis, culture, ganja, jamaica, travel, weed, uncleweed
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Jan 3, 2011 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Hustling to a bus, Uncle Weed ends the festive period with vaporization session and recounts highlights, hi-jinks and life remixes from 2010 including gut surgery, True North Media House social reporting at the Olympics including Olympic Outsider podcasts, Subpop Records, Hockey Hall of Fame, SXSW, Komasket Music Festival, UW40 party, Halloween at the Waldorf hotel, visits from friends, and then a decompression road trip to Nelson with forays to ferries, hot springs and local organic beers....
Topics: nelson, 2010, uncleweed, recap, beers, vaporizes, ganja, hash, olympics, TNMH, sxsw, adventures,...
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Aug 24, 2010 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Sitting around a candle, Uncle Weed kicks of a weekend at the Komasket Music Festival with pals including the Quebecois Correspondent. After a journey through Manning Park with canoe trips, wildlife sightings and botanical changes, they preview bands and workshops ahead. Musical interludes feature jams with Bocephus King and Oka, beatboxer Shamik and various announcements of lost souls. Part 1 in a series from Komasket Music Festival. See show notes for links, credits, etc.
Topics: bc, bocephus king, kmf2010, komakset music festival, komasket, komasketmusicfest, music fest, oka,...
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May 17, 2010 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Contributed as special segment to the  Dopecast episode 221  on  Dopefiend Podcast Network  based in the London, UK, comes a bonus “Tokes on the Porch” segment about cooking with cannabis, introduced thusly: “Canadian hemp activist and cannabis podcaster Uncle Weed as he interviews Chef Boy-am-I-hungry about some methods of ingesting our secret sacrament at his own special spot in Mosquito Creek.” Alongside rushing Lynn Creek, Uncle Weed quizzes a friend about methods for extracting...
Topics: cannabis, cooking, eating, food, hiking
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Apr 23, 2010 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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On a visit to the hamlet of Pe Ell, Uncle Weed checks in on the emerging super powers of  The Numbskulz  [MySpace] – Nolan, Seth and Graham. The 3 young rock and roll brothers recently recorded tracks at a studio and are seeking to load up their camouflage RV for a NorthWest summer tour. They discuss the songwriting process, the power of music to inspire others, playing covers vs. originals, promotion tactics for bands, and the importance of demanding knowledge at school.
Topics: bands, music, numbskulz, pe ell, pe ell washington, rock n roll, the numbskulz
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Apr 10, 2010 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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En route to Toronto on a red-eye flight, Uncle Weed shares flashbacks from the Big Smoke from Summer of 87 and recounts gaps in memory from SXSW including poolside broken legs, bar-b-q trips, bike shops and grand hotels and recaps a trip to SubPop Records HQ in Seattle including meeting Mark Arm of Mudhoney and fore-shadowing adventures in T.O. Featuring music by Mudhoney “Overblown” plus various street musicians.
Topics: big smoke, mudhoney, seattle, subpop, sxsw10, sxswi, taxi cabs, tour
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Apr 9, 2010 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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On the opening night of SXSW Interactive/Music/Film fest in Austin, Texas, Uncle Weed strolls 6th St. in search of rolling papers and describes the surroundings of partiers from geeks to spring breakers, police on horseback, tattoo parlours, death metal pizza, bars, grills, taverns, microbrews, civic economics and impending cultural chaos. Featuring music by  Dan Mangan  “Road Regrets” and  The Numbskulz .
Topics: 6th street, austin, dan mangan, numbskulz, pedicabs, SXSW Exploits, sxsw10, sxswi, texas
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Mar 13, 2010 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Geeky discourse about the culture and rituals of the people at SXSW Interactive conference/festival specifically, and the tech industry and Austin in general with bantering about: human-techno-social-experience within information revolution; how future is created; how geek inherit/acquire power; micro-economics of start-ups; perils of venture capital; survivability of these commercial endeavors; industry-culture power structures; checking-into lines; affection for robotic devices; time and...
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Mar 6, 2010 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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In between Winter Olympics and SXSW, Uncle Weed soothes a sore throat on a couch and talks about global parties of note (including Oktoberfest, Mardi Gras, Carnival, etc.), plus extols about the Olympic Outsider podcast ,  True North Media House , importance and nobility of documentation, SXSW preview and recap of recent trip to Pe Ell to visit  Hemp Ed  and  the Numbskulz .
Topics: documentation, olympics, SXSW Exploits, sxswi, tnmh, van2010, Vancouver Out n About, winter games
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Jan 30, 2010 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Upon the untimely passing of a friend  Ian Christiancy (aka Gazoo ), Uncle Weed cracks a tall can of beer and sparks a bowl of sour diesel on a dock in Harrison Lake to share memories of friendly adventures to Darrington Rock Fest, Amsterdam Cannabis Cup, curling in Portland, parties at the cabin and hangouts on Steamboat Island and anecdotes about living tough and timely, yet unseemly, advice, leather jackets and souped up Novas.
Topics: amsterdam, cannabis cup, darringotn rock fest, gazoo, ian, ian christiancy, nazareth, netherlands,...
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Jan 30, 2010 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Upon the untimely passing of a friend  Ian Christiancy (aka Gazoo ), Uncle Weed cracks a tall can of beer and sparks a bowl of sour diesel on a dock in Harrison Lake to share memories of friendly adventures to Darrington Rock Fest, Amsterdam Cannabis Cup, curling in Portland, parties at the cabin and hangouts on Steamboat Island and anecdotes about living tough and timely, yet unseemly, advice, leather jackets and souped up Novas. Featuring music by Numbskulz, Nazareth and excerpts from The...
Topics: uncleweed, uncle, weed, cannabis, marijuana, literature, ganja, weed, hemp, vancouver, walkabout,...
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Jan 3, 2010 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Shortly after New Year’s Day, Uncle Weed recounts highlights from the passing year including a surprising visit with bong-toting ice fishermen on a frozen neighborhood lake, plus recaps on concerts, spreading messages to media and youth, voting often, speaking out, supporting soldiers and peaceniks, resisting cynicism, researching the painter Varley, publishing literature, sparking coverage of Olympics, making a board game, gallery visits, riding the new SeaBus, remembering ole dead gramps,...
Topics: 2009, 2010, activism, best of, concerts, cynicism, david byrne, frozen lake, fsma, geoff berner,...
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Oct 26, 2009 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Montage of snippets and grooving tunes for aural funtimes ergo: KDon reporting on Longboard hockey, Fr. Unabonger hi-jacking at Mind Camp, cut thumbs from bong building, Gord Downie's Canadian Geese, neon lights, Charles Lloyd & Rocket Man.  Note: Headphones recommended for maximum pleasure.
Topics: audio,  cannabis,  choogle on,  choogleon,  coast longboarding,  coastlongboarding,  counter...
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Jul 25, 2009 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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While on a mountain ramble, Uncle Weed recounts the  HempenRoad  film project, a mixed media travel documentary about the commercial industrial hemp industry in Cascadia in 1996. He spiels on the origins, motivations and characters met along the way including Japanese filmmaker Eiji M and philanthro-activist Robert Lunday (RIP). Along with tales of the NorthWest tour, he reads from the Victoria segment of the production journal and the intro of the narration text beginning with “Hemp is a...
Topics: documentary, film, filmmaking, hempenroad, travel
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Dec 24, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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From the vault comes the story of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s honorary Canadian citizenship ceremony at the Canucks rink in Vancouver. Along with a rousing Oh Canada!, and the official ceremony, comes a few words of humour and counsel from HHDL14 and his eloquent assistant and discussion of the  Dalai Lama Centre for Peace in Vancouver .
Topics: canada, citizenship, dalai lama, dalai lama center for peace, dalai lama centre for peace, gm...
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Dec 21, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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From a snowy Gulf island, Uncle Weed recounts an incident from a lost summer involving a hi-jacked VW bus and a surreal evening of trout, tribal chants, involuntary confinement, gun shots, and rabbit stew – plus a chance to win a  HappyVappy  Vaporizer Kit. Musical Interlude by Wm. Lenker of Steamboat Island via Pennsyl-tucky & Levon Helm.
Topics: grateful dead, happy vappy, hi-jack, hostage, incident, mayne island, taos, vaprorizer
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Dec 20, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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On back porch, Uncle Weed shares a personal message to the chooglers international followed by a spiel about tactics to resist a golf course incident induced corporate drug test using vigilance, friendly lawyers, a trip to Belize w/ broken wrist, and Tolstoy’s War + Peace.
Topics: belize, caye caulker, corporate, drug test, drug testing, golf course, piss test, story, tolstoy,...
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Nov 18, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Starting at the  Great Canadian Beer Fest  in Victoria, BC (Vancouver Island), Uncle Weed samples some tasty ales and listens to lovely lasses play Hip tunes and chats with barmen and revelers. Much later (post appendectomy) UW and friends attend Oktoberfest at the German Alpen House in Vancouver where he recounts trips to Munich for while a young choogler and then rambles about old men dancing and such …
Topics: beer, beers, brews, cask, crannog, dancing, gastro-pub, great canadian beer fest, hitchhikiing,...
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Nov 4, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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At a thwarted benefit concert for  Insite , the supervised injection clinic in Vancouver’s troubled  downtown Eastside , Uncle Weed chronicles the massive show of force by the Vancouver Police Department who shut down the  Bedouin Soundclash  concert and blockaded a full block of Hastings Street – ironically because, “pedestrians or motorists may be unduly put at risk by the event”. The volunteers continued the civil disobedience bar-b-q to feed homeless folks despite the hullabaloo...
Topics: Bedouin Soundclash, concert, harm reduction, in site, insite, police, standoff, supervised...
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Oct 24, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Heading out to vote in his riding in BC, Uncle Weed rallies to a secondary voting location at the last minute while spieling about the election process, political parties and vast timezones. After filling out his Canadian ballot, he returns home to drink hot toddies, get baked and fill out his USA ballot while riffing about the left vote split resulting in the Canadian Conservative minority government, and expressing hope for good times ahead. Folk singer (and personal hero)  Billy Bragg...
Topics: billy bragg, canada, election, political, politics, polling place, rant, spiel, usa, vote,...
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Aug 25, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Herby is a Canadian doing 30 weekends in jail for a 2 light grow operation. He tells Uncle Weed about the conditions of “Guantanamo North” and answers questions about the trial process, political situation in Canada, and keeping his health up. Edited by Bread the Producer. Music from Under the Volcano fest.
Topics: arrest, busted, canada, cannabis, jail, marijuana, prison, public policy
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Aug 2, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Aside a rushing creek under evergreen canopy smoking OG Kush, Uncle Weed recounts BC camping trips, summer leisure plans, and describes the wonders of the  Vancouver Car Free Festival including Portuguese salted sardines, Grateful Dead cover band, drum circles, poets, activists and dancers galore, before embarking on an auditory space cruise through Commercial Drive and Main st.
Topics: Car, Free, Festival
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Jul 31, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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From a new backporch high on the mountain slopes, Uncle Weed talks about his collections of t-shirts and lighters and long-ago trips to Japan – then discusses stoner culture, legal penalties, and travel observations with a Japanese cannabis enthusiast who tells his favourite strains, how he met ganja in Japan, compares Vancouver and Amsterdam, and documents the many strains of BC bud enjoyed on his visit while eating curry rice.
Topics: amsterdam, backporch, bud, cannabis, forest, japan, kush, marijuana, moving, nihon, nippon,...
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Jun 15, 2008 Dave Thorvald Olson
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A walk around various car-free day festivals in Vancouver, 2008 with unedited soundstream of drum circles, live bands of various sorts (including several numbers by a Grateful Dead inspired band, a free jazz combo, a protesting singer-songwriter, and a Latin-esque outfit…), plus skateboards, slam poets, and a bassoon quartet playing "hockey night theme" among other tunes.  Original post:  Car(e)-free Sound Stroll –  Urban Vancouver #8
Topics: Vancouver, car-free, Commercial Drive, soundscape, sound seeing, music, variety, Grateful Dead,...
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Apr 13, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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On a chirping bird Sunday after returning from Mexico with parasite in tow, a weakened Uncle Weed recounts artistic endeavors and medical clinic visits in Bucerias, leading to a personal slow down period of less chooglin’ and travelin’ and more writing and storytelling. You can help produce episodes via choogleon {at} uncleweed {dot} net – storyteller skillz are key. More topics include Dalai Lama’s citizenship ceremony, Winter Olympics vignettes, Americans Abroad voter registration,...
Topic: Spring
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Mar 23, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Before heading to Mexico for chillaxin’ times, Uncle Weed wraps up SXSW trip by chatting with Austin local Pugz – and various random characters – while rolling out a vast variety of great music including: Liam Finn (New Zealand), Black Angels (Austin), Los Campesinos (Wales), The Constantines (Canada), Tiger Tiger, Sons and Daughters (Glasgow), Wedding Present (Dublin), The Pasties (Olympia, WA) and various mysterious artists, while wandering the bustling streets of Austin USA, listening...
Topics: austin, black angels, chris heuer, liam finn, los campesinos, pugz, SXSW Exploits, sxsw08, the...
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Mar 21, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Wandering the streets of Austin with old pal Yaki Niku, Uncle Weed recounts a strange international steel ball tossing tournament in a remote Japanese village known for radioactive hot springs. The multi-national, dignitaries, dubbed the Genki Monkeys, represented eagerly through much drunkeness at the hands of mayor and his cohorts, followed by Born to be Wild karaoke and outdoor hot spring soaking riverside. Followed by an early morning breakfast of raw eggs, a hungover beat down by of old...
Topics: austin, cognac, dignitaries, drinking, hot springs, japan, misasa, nihon, petenque, ryokan, sake,...
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Mar 18, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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In a couple joint sessions on the balcony at SXSW, Uncle Weed recaps seeing (and meeting) folk-hero Billy Bragg at Cedar Street Courtyard documentary film about Dr. Hunter S. Thompson called Gonzo, plus seeing Athens rockers The Whigs at Stubbs, New Zealand experiential phenom Liam Finn at the Alehouse, and Canadian legends Blue Rodeo and friends (including Tom Cochran) at the Smokehouse – before fading from party exhaustion and happiness. Plus expresses concerns about expensive water,...
Topics: austin, beer, billy bragg, blue rodeo, cancon, drinking, gonzo, hunter thompson, liam finn, SXSW...
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Mar 17, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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At SxSW Music in Austin, Texas – Uncle Weed recaps the previous day’s activities and thoughts while enjoying a joint on the porch of the “Hillary Clinton Suite” at the Omni Hotel. Bands include the Jacob Jefferies Band, Sons and Daughters (Glasgow), Henry and Invisibles, Lemonheads, Tiger! Tiger! and more.
Topics: weed, SXSW Exploits, sxsw08, austin, drinking, beer, lemonhead, tiger tiger, jacob jeffries, sons...
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Mar 14, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Starting at the Seabus terminal, a busy Uncle Weed mentions some forthcoming trips and thoughts and then ends up in Austin, TX for a music, film and interactive fest complete with drinking, carousing and tokes on the Presidential suite porch.
Topics: austin, beer, drinking, SXSW Exploits, sxsw08, weed
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Mar 14, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Rolling along at SXSW, Uncle Weed rambles on from the lofty porch about the festival details, aesthetics, bands, parties, free beer, politics and logistics after a long night of partying with the proletariat at locations around Austin, TX and meets a few characters.
Topics: austin, beer, drinking, SXSW Exploits, sxsw08, weed
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Feb 3, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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While prepping for an oil painting, Uncle Weed sparks a joint and talks about travel plans (Austin, Texas for  SxSW  and Mexico for chillaxin’), catches up with the  Vancouver 3 extradition  situation (and the grandstanding DEA and DoJ despots), then revisits a party at  Vancouver Seed Bank  (and  Toker’s Lounge ) with proprietor (and former editor of  Cannabis Culture )  Dana Larsen  who tells about his political work ( NDP Candidate for Sunshine Coast ), and his new  Hairy...
Topics: cannabis, dana larsen, eastside, economics, espresso, extradition, greg williams, marc emery,...
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Jan 2, 2008 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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On New Year’s Day, Uncle Weed takes a snowy ramble into the woods around Mt. Cypress encountering earnest tobogganists, snowshoe prints, and windswept Hollyburn cabins. Over a bowl of Purple Kush, he recounts tales of tasty ales, resolutions, cross country skiing, foreign expeditions, and personal documentation while remarking on the varieties of lichen and moss on the trees.
Topics: ales, beers, cypress, greetings, hollyburn, lichen, moss, newyearsday, newyearseve, resolutions,...
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Dec 25, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Part One of the  Tokes on the Dopecast  –  Field Trip to Herby’s Secret Garden  in Special Service for  Dopefiend.co.uk  featuring Uncle Weed and Dopefiend on a North Vancouver stroll and a visit to Herby’s secret garden with candid anecdotes about growing and selling cannabis in Canada and myriad marijuana inspired hi-jinks.
Topics: cannabis, cultivation, dealing, growing, legalization, marijuana
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Dec 17, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Part two (see Dopefiend.co.uk for  Tokes on the Dopecast: Field Trip to Herby’s Secret Garden ) features another visit to Herby’s secret garden of Purple Kush, Magik and OG. Along with Dopefiend, Uncle Weed enjoys stories of roaches in Mexico, tips for cooking cannabis, tales from Wreck beach, and comedienne Watermelon’s bust plus lots of growing details, tips and ganja strain comparison from this hobby garden. Uncle Weed’s al fresco supper at Vancouver’s secret-treat Art Gallery...
Topics: band of rebels, cannabis culture, clayoquot, doa, growing, growshow, joe shithead, marc emery,...
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Dec 1, 2007 Dave Olson
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DJ Snailmail and DJ Anon discuss Letters from Russia with writer Dave Thorvald Olson on the WriteNow! The Art & Action of Letterwriting show, Dec. 2007 on Santa Cruz Free Radio AKA FREAK RADIO
Topics: literature, spoken word, uncleweed, letters from russia, epistolatory, santa cruz, radio, freak...
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Nov 12, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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In the third conversation with teenage rock savants from Pe Ell Washington, Uncle Weed catches up with brothers Nolan (vocals, bass), Seth (guitars, vocals), Graham (drums) and talk about recent gigs featuring vomiting drummers, hot days at flea markets, styling out on NYE, plus songwriting tactics, recording plans, staying dumb, police hassles and small town life.
Topics: music, numbskulz, pe ell, recording, rock, rock band, the numbskulz
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Oct 14, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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On Canadian Thanksgiving holiday, Uncle Weed and friends enjoy Absinthe from Barcelona, with carmelized with raw sugar and a magic mushroom tea infused nature stroll with a strawberry-grapefruit joint under the Trans Canada Highway where 2 people fell through the gaps.
Topics: absinthe, architecture, art, clubside, culture, dopefiend, friends, fungi, joint, marijuna,...
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Sep 26, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Long weekend outing starting with a beer on Commercial Dr. and a fresh sack of stinky weed – with Herr Meister Funbov and Cousin Herb – before heading off to the Richmond Asian Night Market to sample okonomiyaki, bacon treats, bubble tea, cheap products, Chinese singing and discussing the uniting force of meat on sticks, then finishing the movable feast with a big joint with 4 kinds of kind bud at Trout Lake Park.
Topics: asian, events, festivals, food, joint, market, night, richmond, tasty, tasty grub, Vancouver Out n...
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Sep 22, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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In Camden Town London, Uncle Weed visits  Hemp for Victory author Kenyon Gibson  to discuss his motivations and influences for writing the book, using hemp for fuel, fiber and food, unique modern hemp products, the political pressures surrounding re-mainstreaming cannabis hemp, activism tips for emerging hempsters, his research for UK Parliament on  hemp as a replacement crop for opium in Afghanistan , plus conversation on contemporary hemp production in the United Kingdom and around the...
Topics: activism, book, cannabis, economics, entrepreneurship, environment, hemp, hemp for victory, hemp...
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Sep 15, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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With a enormous joint of Kemo bud, Uncle Weed hauls his UK counterpart The  Dopefiend  into the woods on Vancouver’s North Shore to talk about stoner travel delights in BC, break down the cult of the  Purple Kush  and explain the  true meaning of chooglin  while the the river rolls by while the stone mason rambles a tune from the woodshop.
Topics: bud, dopefiend, forest, ganja, joint, kemo, north shore, purple kush, purplekush, tourism, travel,...
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Sep 13, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Over martinis at a fancy Covent Garden bar in London, a charming Russian student indulges a somewhat flustered Uncle Weed’s questions about Siberian winters, police corruption, fixers and bribes, communist nostalgia, gulags, late-night disapperences, hockey teams plus his comrade quearies into the effectiveness of her tactical KGB skills.
Topics: beers, economics, hockey, public policy, travel
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Sep 8, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Two Purple Kush smoke out sessions on the porch to test Uncle Weed’s debilitating  homegrown Purple Kush  ganja in joints, hookah and vaporizer. With Cousin Herb, Weed tokes and talks about growing, curing, Christmas lights, Vancouver storms and dental work in the frosty North Van evening.
Topics: hookah, vaporizer, choogleon
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Sep 3, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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A hemp-ed up guide to conscious travel in Japan as Uncle Weed (on the hoof) waxes nostalgic about backcountry squatting in abandoned villages with graves with offerings, wild mushrooms and counter-culture festivals. He relays practical tips on getting around the islands, finding hidden cannabis culture and exploring the natural beauty from sacred sites and hemp fields in Shikoku to high in the Nagano Mountains to wild ganja harvest in Hokkaido – features some unique Okinawan folk music.
Topics: agriculture japan, festivals, friends, travel
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Aug 23, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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On a rainyday porch, Uncle Weed and Herr Funboy field test and rate a Vapo-Cannon Vaporizer, pimp  Heads magazine  and UW’s  Tokes on the Porch blog  and offering bribes and shout outs to  iTunes reviewers  before moving onto a session with a  prancing horse hookah from Baghdad  while sampling Renee, Lui, and Sugar Mango, Bubble Gum and other fine BC ganja.
Topic: vaporizers
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Aug 18, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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An extended length (ideal for summertime listening) features a late night walk around the heart of London Town with rambling topics from public drunkeness, Cleopatra’s Obelisk, party boats, Shakespeare’s Globe theater, Internet kiosks, Sir Drake’s Golden Hind, The Clink Jail, Millennium, Black Friars and Tower bridges, Cornish pasties, take away falafels, cellar temperature ales, Dali art, Falklands naval veterans, CCTV cameras, miscellaneous wars, royal largess, overfilled hotel baths...
Topics: architecture, art, beers, museums, ships and ferries, tasty grub, travel
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Aug 12, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Rolling on in NYC, Uncle Weed gets the full Manhattan street-level tour from the Meat Packing District stumbling upon a  band in a bubble  to Greenwich Village for tasty falafels with savory accessories, a haunted speakeasy with rich literary history plus the only house on the island. Finally, thoughtful comparison on CBC’s  The Trailer Park Boys  (caution Flash) as the modern-day equivalent of (classic Canadian TV programme)  Beachcombers .
Topics: tasty grub, trains & buses, travel
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Aug 7, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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While camping at Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island last summer, Uncle Weed launches into a lengthy discourse about noted logging blockades in 1993 and talks about meditations on hemp, non-violence, compassion, clearcuts, ecology and economics of forestry and comments on a looming water shortage in Tofino (to be continued …).
Topics: economics, islands, public policy, travel
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Jul 29, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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On a rainy Sunday, Uncle Weed visits  Happy Vappy ‘s designer and entrepreneur Ferdinand at his workshop in commercial East Vancouver. They discuss reasons for using a herbal vaporizer for enjoy ganja as well as his inspiration for his business, new improvements to the Happy Vappy, why the Vappy is handy for medical patients, what’s up with convection and temperature control plus useful Vaporizer use and maintenance tips .
Topics: entrepreneurship, vaporizers, wellness
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Jul 27, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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After a pleasing smokedown of California medical marijuana, Uncle Weed wanders back to his luxury hotel – passing  San Jose’s domed, modernist, fountain-laden City Hall  – and rambling about New York City neighbourhoods, smells and pubcrawls plus grouses about stinky hotels, late flights, sleeplessness and democractic candidates while sneaking tokes as cops roll by in quiet Silicon Valley.
Topics: architecture, Olympia, travel
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Jul 13, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Out n’ about on London double-decker buses and underground tube to hook up for tea and joints with ethneo-pundit  Max Freakout  in counter-culture haven Camden Town to chat about markets and psychedelics ( salvia divinorum , DMT, psilocybin) and reminiscing about two glorious summers of fungi legality in the UK. Plus Brighton flashbacks with  The Dopefiend  discoursing on royals and morals and Max’s accounts of anarchist rallies and heavy handed actions by the coppers and parliamentary...
Topics: friends, public policy, trains & buses, travel
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Jun 22, 2007 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Late night hoots on a historic Greenwich Village rooftop with Uncle Weed talking with a Canadian friend about NYC scenes and buildings plus 9/11 recollections, vacuum tubes, ferries, oreo cookies, the last ink factory, Hudson fireworks, hockey lock-out, law school ideas, propane tanks and lawnmowers, 2002 Cannabis Cup (see pics if you are  Uncle Weed’s ‘friend’ on Flickr ) and minor police incidents plus a few confessions (lousy joint roller and typist) and a self-aggrandizing plug for ...
Topics: architecture, friends, greenwich village, hockey, NYC, travel, vans & cars
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Nov 18, 2005 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Along with colleague Cosmo, Uncle Weed stops by Cesar Chavez park featuring unique musical stone sculptures plus neighborhood rant and planespotting.
Topics: aeroplanes, architecture, music, public policy
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Nov 16, 2005 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Starting at a secret herbal lounge, Uncle Weed chats about the temp labor industry, hybrid weed,  Guy Terrifico , breakfast time podcasts ( Clubside Breakfast Time  &  Fr. Roderick’s Daily Breakfas t) and suchnot.
Topics: economics, films, public policy
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Nov 11, 2005 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Wandering the early-early morning catacombs of the Seattle Mind Camp, Uncle Weed and Cosmo observe an unusual parlor game and ephemeral wreckage.
Topics: Architecture, Geekery
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Nov 4, 2005 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Uncle Weed and Cosmo heads to Seattle for a free-form MindCamp conference kinda thing. Here are some audio snippets to experience the vibe.
Topic: geekery
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Nov 1, 2005 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Uncle Weed heads downtown Vansterdam, taking photos and scoring sacks of Sweet-tooth, God-bud, Dy-no-mite, Hashplant and Durban Poison plus tasty munchies and local beer following.
Topics: architecture, beers
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Oct 25, 2005 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Dave rolls down south along Interstate 5 in a U-Haul with Anders and they talk about border hassles, Seattle sights and Tacoma smells.
Topics: Olympia, public policy, vans & cars
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Oct 23, 2005 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Dave takes a Canadian Thanksgiving transit trip from end to end – from the North Shore by Seabus, all the way to the notorious suburb of Surrey. He chats about Skytrain stations, Vancouver sights and sounds, plus meets ‘SkyPigs’ and enjoys coffee while reminiscing about Vancouver adventures in bygone days.
Topics: ships and ferries, trains & buses
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Oct 12, 2005 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Uncle Weed gets roasty with tasty kif, chats about herb while assembling Ikea furniture on a mellow Sunday after roasting out the delivery dude.
Topic: tasks
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Oct 4, 2005 Uncle Weed (Dave Olson)
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Uncle Weed heads out on via Sea Bus to visit friends downtown Vancouver, plus stops by an herbal lounge in Railtown, indulges in some reminiscing in Gastown, and grabs a Sky Train dog at Main.
Topics: architecture, friends, ships and ferries
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Tracklist: 1. Metal Guru 2. Mystic Lady 3. Rock On 4. The Slider 5. Baby Boomerang 6. Spaceball Ricochet 7. Buick Mackane 8. Telegram Sam 9. Rabbit Fighter 10. Baby Strange 11. Ballrooms of Mars 12. Chariot Choogle 13. Main Man 14. Cadillac 15. Thunderwing 16. Lady
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The HempenRoad ~ A travel documentary about commercial hemp industry in the Pacific NW in 1996-7. Beginning in the clearcut Olympic peninsula, the film follows narrator Dave "Uncle Weed" Olson as he visits a variety of colourful personalities and interesting businesses. Stop include: Victoria, BC; Eugene and Portland Oregon; and, Olympia and Seattle Washington, before finishing with exclusive footage of the groundbreaking Commercial Industrial Hemp Symposium in Vancouver, B.C....
Topics: hemp, cannabis, pacific northwest, dave olson, uncleweed, seattle, portland, washington, oregon,...